Smart warehouse: from manual work to an exciting hi-tech journey

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Smart warehouses embrace new technologies, like RFID, IoT, smart glasses, robots, drones, and more, to ensure that all warehousing and related processes – from storage to shipping – run as efficiently as possible.

 

Warehouses ‘manned’ with robots and drones to pick, scan and move goods: is it science-fiction? No! The world’s logistics leaders are experimenting with sci-fi-like technologies to meet their customers’ needs for ‘always faster and better’ deliveries. By seamlessly integrating new technologies with warehousing systems, you’ll boost productivity and cut costs. Doing so will also help you turn warehousing into a value-added activity instead of a cost center.

5 reasons for a smart warehouse

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Today’s consumers want it all, and they want it now. These expectations are driving investments in new technologies that directly impact warehouses – critical hubs in every logistic process. By optimizing the way you receive, store, pick, pack and ship goods, you will:

 

  • Boost productivity
    • Automating warehouse processes speeds up the picking, scanning and moving of goods, enabling you to reassign your personnel to value-added tasks.

       

  • Avoid human errors
    • Technology helps increase accuracy.

       

  • Reduce costs
    • Improved productivity, fewer errors and satisfied customers help to save costs/drive revenues. By streamlining warehouse processes, you’ll also optimize stock and shipping costs. 

       

  • Ensure happy customers
    • Customers will appreciate the rapid, error-free delivery of undamaged goods.

       

  • Leapfrog your competitors

A smart warehouse is a hub that boosts efficiency and speed throughout the entire supply chain – for an edge over the competition.

How we can help?

Smart warehouses are slowly gaining pace; the possibilities are numerous. As an experienced IT services provider, delaware has deep expertise in supply chain and warehouse processes. Based on that experience, we can help you analyze your existing processes and define your needs.

In the next steps, we will recommend solutions, implement these and, if needed, integrate your system with third-party RFID or voice picking solutions.

Our offering covers the full range of warehouse processes – for warehouses of any size, in SAP or Microsoft. Interested in drones or robots? We’re already experimenting with the most advanced technology!


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A 2015 study conducted by Ricoh and DHL in the Netherlands demonstrated that wearables equipped with augmented reality increased order picking efficiency by 25%.

 Why choose delaware?

  • We offer a structured approach
  • We offer end-to-end solutions
  • We collaborate closely with your team
  • We have 15 years of experience in business transformation across numerous industries